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Here's the latest for Saturday November 7th: Count drags on as Joe Biden nears victory; Biden says he's preparing for White House; Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows diagnosed with COVID-19; Iconic James Bond posters and books to go under the hammer.

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JULIAN STYLES: This is "AP News Minute." The US Presidential race is hovering in suspended animation as the long, exacting work of counting votes brings Democrat Joe Biden ever closer to victory over President Donald Trump. The delayed verdict can be attributed to high turnout, a massive number of mail-in ballots, and slim margins between the two candidates.

Joe Biden says he is already preparing to assume the presidency, even though he has not been declared the winner in his race against President Donald Trump. Biden says, "I want people to know we're not waiting to get the work done." He addressed the nation late Friday from Wilmington, Delaware.

President Donald Trump's Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, has been diagnosed with the coronavirus as the nation sets daily records for confirmed cases for the pandemic. Two senior administration officials confirmed Meadows tested positive for the virus, which has killed more than 236,000 Americans so far this year.

Rare James Bond movie posters and books are set to go under the hammer at Sotheby's auction house. The recent passing of iconic Bond actor Sean Connery could drive increased interest in memorabilia from his 007 films, at least in the short term.

Julian Styles, Associated Press, with "AP News Minute."